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Sites Announced For Free Turkey Giveaway Drawings

November 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

You wanna win a turkey? Come see us!

Once again, the Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Community Club wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.

Businesses as well as individuals here in the Elgin community are once again inviting residents to register to win a free turkey to be awarded the week of Thanksgiving.

Persons can register to win a free turkey at the following locations:

• Elgin Insurance

• Sapp Bros. Petroleum

• Elgin Review

• Jerry’s Feed

• Insurance Mart

• One Stop/Sleepin Inn

• Coffeehouse Café

• Elgin Pharmacy

• CVA Hardware

• Dvorak Construction

• Golden Living Center (at EHS, PJCC and Elgin Community Center)

• CVA Agronomy

• Bank of Elgin

• Draper Insurance

• First Dakota National Bank Loan Production Office

• Elgin Community Center

• Kyle & Deb Warren (at St. Boniface Elementary School)

• Town & Country Veterinary Clinic

• Boone & Antelope Mutual Insurance

• Lordemann Insurance

• City Limits

• Dean’s Market

• Elgin Equipment & Machine

• Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon

• Elgin Appliance & More

• Elgin Auto Parts

• Precision Repair

• Antelope County Veterinary Clinic

• Shear Genius Salon

• Elgin Veterans/Boone County Health Center

• Homestead

• CVA Grain & Feed

The drawings will be held on Monday, Nov. 22.

Once the names are drawn, the businesses will need to contact the newspaper with the winners by 4 p.m. that day to make sure no one wins more than one turkey.

Study Shows Population Loss in Antelope County

November 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Thank the U.S. Census for telling us something we already knew.

The population of Antelope County, along with that of many other rural Nebraska counties continues to decline.

According to a report released Friday by the State Legislature’s long-range planning committee, shows the estimated population of Antelope County to be 6,652 persons in 2009. The number reflects a decline of 800 persons since 2000. In terms of percentage, that’s nearly an 11 percent decline in population in the past 10 years.

We’re not alone, far from it. Seventy-six other counties in Nebraska showed a decline in population. The only counties which showed an increase in population were Lincoln, Dawson, Buffalo, Hall, Adams, Platte, Dakota, Thurston, Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders, Lancaster, Saline and Johnson.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

District #18 School Board Approves CCC Changes

November 18, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The District #18 Board of Education Wednesday night acted on two action items, but spent more than three hours discussing issues before the board.

First, the action. Superintendent Steve Dennis said the board approved recommended changes sought by the Curriculum Coordinating Council. The primary change, he said was to change the number of meetings. Previously the council met monthly. Now, as a result of the change, the council will meet just four times a year, other meetings could be set if needed.  The council consists of District #18 personnel and community members who advise the school board, through the superintendent, on matters concerning curriculum and instruction.

The other item on the action agenda was to consider an alternate graduation request from a senior who is moving out of state and wanted to check into the possibility of graduating at the end of the first semester. Dennis said the board took no action on the request.

The rest of the meeting was spent discussing the superintendent’s report. Dennis said State Senators Greg Adams, Cap Dierks and Kate Sullivan spoke about state aid at a recent meeting of ESU 8 members. According to Dennis, Senator Adams said schools will have to “ratchet their spending down.’

“The prediction and picture he painted were not very rosy,” according to a summary Dennis prepared for the board. Noting that the issue of state aid won’t be a problem for District #18, he said the state may attempt to limit spending authority for school districts. Should the increase in spending authority continue to decrease and costs continue to increase, he said the school board will soon be facing the need to evaluate even more closely what expenses, programs, etc they need to offer to be a viable educational facility.

Much of the remainder of the meeting, just short of two hours was spent in closed session to discuss Superintendent Dennis’ evaluation and contract negotiations. Emerging from closed session, the board took no action and adjourned the meeting.

For the complete story, subscribe to The Elgin Review.

Wolfpack Ousted From Playoffs

November 11, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

fbvsalmaWolfpack teammates saw their 2010 football season end early as they were defeated by Alma, 22-2, last Wednesday in Alma.  Alma upended the “Pack in the 2nd Round of the playoffs. Alex Dierks (l) and Jared Seier (c) share the moment with classmate Ben Pelster.  E-R Photo

This Week’s Classifieds: November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

 WHERE TO EAT:

SERVING EITHER Rib Steak or Prime Rib every Monday 6 pm – 9 pm. $10.95. Knotty Pine, 402-386-5488, Petersburg, NE.  1tfc

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HUNTERS: HALF Price Pheasant Hunting Thanksgiving Week. Limited to half day hunts only. Got family and friends visiting? Treat them to great pheasant hunting at Sandhill Seasons Guest Ranch and Hunts. 13 miles west and 6 south of Elgin. 402-386-5457. 5-7p

ARE YOU making your Thanksgiving plans?  Don’t forget about the Thanksgiving Bazaar in Elgin.  It’s been held 86 years now, on Thanksgiving Day, and promises the best traditional Thanksgiving meal you can find anywhere.  Dinner will be served buffet style, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Evening Buffet from 4 - 7 p.m.  Come feel the warmth of our tradition! 5-6c

NOTICE:

IF YOU pre-ordered St. Boniface Thanksgiving Bazaar Sausage, please remember that it needs to be picked up from the St. Boniface church basement, and paid for, on Saturday, November 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   If you cannot pick it up at that time, you must find someone who can, as we do not have storage available, and deliveries will not be made. Thank you.  5-6c

FOR SALE:

DO YOU want 365 chances to win a combined give-away of $25,000?  Buy a Friends of St. Boniface Lottery Calendar and you will be eligible daily for the daily drawings in 2011 ranging from $50 - $1,500.  To order your calendar send $50.00 to St. Boniface Calendar Lottery, PO Box B, Elgin NE 68636, or ask a St. Boniface School student to sell you one.  There are less than 300 left out of 1,000 sold so get yours today!  Deadline is December 1, or when all 1,000 are sold, and many times they sell out before Thanksgiving. Questions?? Call 843-2345.  5c

FOR SALE: Original Sunheat heaters and air purifiers. Dwaine & Deb Trease. 402-485-9264. Service on any brand heater.  4tfc

HELP WANTED:

WANTED: GROUNDSKEEPER/maintenance for St. John’s Parish, Petersburg, 20-25 hours per week. Position could be handled by family or individual. Contact Fr. Stan Schmit, 402-395-2393.   5-6c

HELP WANTED: Part-time medication aide, apply at The Willows, Neligh.  5c

HELP WANTED: Full Time loader and backhoe operator. Health & other benefits Niewohner Bro. Feedlot, Elgin (402)843-5671.                   44tfc

HELP WANTED: Full Time position available for general equipment maintenance. Health & other benefits. Niewohner Bro. Feedlot, Elgin (402)843-5671.                                           44tfc

HELP WANTED: Full time position; experience preferred in checking, treating or processing cattle.  Health & other benefits. Niewohner Bro. Feedlot, Elgin. (402)843-5671.                 44tfc

FULL TIME DELIVERY DRIVER WANTED: CDL-A or -B with hazmat endorsement.  Starting at $12/hr, based on experience. Insurance, vacation and paid holidays.  Call Jerry, Sapp Bros, 402-843-5621 or 866-927-3775.46tfc

SEMI DRIVER Wanted: Full time position available. CDL, good driving record and experience hauling livestock required. Contact Len at 402-843-5672. Niewohner Trucking, Elgin, Nebraska. 48tfc

SERVICES:

PASSPORT PHOTOS: Official U.S. and foreign passport and Visa photos available here. Available in under ten minutes. $10 for two images. Appointments recommended. The Elgin Review, 116 South 2nd St, Elgin NE. 402-843-5500.     1tfn

CALL US for fresh flowers, plants, balloon bouquets. Will deliver to Elgin. Flower Corner, 402-887-4441 or 1-800-590-2384.                    1tfc

FOR RENT:

FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment, all appliances included. 1 car attached garage. Age 55 and above. Steeple View Apartments. Call 402-843-8264.            5c

FOR RENT: Smith’s Storage Buildings, Elgin. Clean, dry and secure. Sizes 8’ x 16’ and up to 12’ x 24’. Prices start at $28/month. Contact Lee or Marie Smith. 402-843-2391.                   1tfc

CARD OF THANKS:

Thank you to the four area grocers for participating in our annual grocery sales project and to all who purchased certificates/debit cards and supported us.  Our project was a monumental success.  We are deeply grateful.

The Students of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School

We want to thank our relatives and friends for all their prayers, cards, flowers and get-well wishes we received following our surgery.

Karen Greitens and Jeff Moser

The family of Alvina Lodge would like to thank everyone for the memorials, flowers, cards, phone calls and expressions of sympathy at the loss of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Tim & Brenda Lodge & family

Pat & Terry Wragge & family

Steve Lodge & Barb Hanson & family

Tom & Sue Lodge & family

Mick & Pam Lodge & family

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone in the Elgin, Neligh and surrounding area for your many acts of kindness in the loss of our loving husband, father, brother and grandfather Gary Busteed. Your prayers, cards, phone calls, visitations, memorial donations, flowers, food and other thoughtful deeds brought us much peace, comfort and strength during his illness and the celebration of his life. Gary loved all of you.

Bernice Busteed & family

Amy & Chris Blaser & family

Bryan & Kerrie Busteed & family

Bob & Debbie Busteed & family

 

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